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acariasis

 [ak″ah-ri´ah-sis]
infestation with mites.
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ac·a·ri·a·sis

(ak-ar-ī'ă-sis), Do not confuse this word with ascariasis.
Any disease caused by mites, usually a skin infestation. See: mange.
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acariasis

(ăk′ə-rī′ə-sĭs)
n.
Infestation with or disease caused by mites or ticks.
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ac·a·ri·a·sis

(ak'ă-rī'ă-sĭs)
Any disease caused by mites, usually a skin infestation.
See: mange
Synonym(s): acaridiasis, acarinosis.
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acariasis

1. Infestation with mites.
2. The effects, on the SKIN, of mite infestation.
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Several therapeutic regimens such as insecticide spray, pest strip application in small enclosures, and individual application of insecticides have been recommended for the control and the treatment of respiratory acariasis in small passerine birds.
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Ornithonyssus bursa: parasito de aves causando acariasis cutaneas em humanos no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.
Its infection in human cause acariasis in some organs including the lung, intestines, and the urinary tract by inhalation, ingestion, and transmission through the skin (2-4).
Feline notoedric acariasis (feline mange) is a highly contagious, intensely pruritic, transmissible skin disease caused by the burrowing epidermal mite Notoedres cati and was first detected by Hering in 1838.
Usually the workers are exposed to storage mites which consequently results in many human health problems like acariasis which is mostly the end product of mites ingestion through infected commodity (Li and Wang, 2000), asthma and dermatitis, and allergic diseases (Armentia et al.,1997).